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Monocef O 100mg Oral Dry Suspension 30ml

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Cefpodoxime(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml is a cephalosporin antibiotic which is used against many bacterial infections.

Uses of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml uses include urinary tract infections, infections of the throat, ear, and skin, sinus and tonsils infections, pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and bronchitis.

Contraindications of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

This medicine should not be used by those who are allergic to it, suffering from clostridium difficile colitis, and showing abnormal liver function tests.

Side effects of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml side effects comprise of headache, anxiety, fatigue, nervousness, nausea and vomiting, stomach ache, back pain, muscle stiffening, diarrhoea, constipation, gas and bloating.
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Precautions and Warnings of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml


Can I take Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml during pregnancy?
The medicine should not be taken during pregnancy, unless considered necessary by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml while breastfeeding?
This medicine passes into breast milk in low quantities; therefore, it can be taken while breastfeeding. But it is important to watch out for diarrhoea in the newborn.


Can I drive if I have consumed Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml?
The syrup can cause some disorientation or confusion, so it is best to avoid driving if you experience these symptoms.


Can I consume alcohol with Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml?
There is no known interaction with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Even if your illness improves in a few doses, complete the entire course as prescribed as antibiotic resistance may develop.
  • In case of diarrhoea or other major side effects, inform your doctor immediately.

Mode of Action of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

How Does It Work?

The medicine containing cefpodoxime inhibits the growth of bacteria, thereby killing them.

Directions for Use of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

Take Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml dosage as prescribed by the physician. It can be had along with meal or after meal. It is not advisable to discontinue or modify the dosage without consulting a doctor.
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Interactions of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

Interactions with other medicines

Some antacids like ranitidine can interfere with the absorption of this medicine.

Interactions with food items

There are no known interactions with food.

Other general Interactions

The medicine is not known to interfere with other medical conditions.

Storage and disposal of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml

Store Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml at a safe place at room temperature away from heat, moisture and sunlight.

Dosage of Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml


Seek immediate medical assistance if you suspect that you have overdosed on the medicine. Headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain are symptoms of overdose.

Missed a Dose

In case of a missed dose, you can take the dose when you remember it. However, do not take a double dose if it is close to the time of your next dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

A: You must tell your healthcare provider about your past and current medical history. It is also good to tell them about any other medicines, herbal medicines or nutritional supplements that you may be taking.

Q: Can I take vaccinations while taking this medicine?

  • Monocef O 100mg Dry Syp 30ml can affect the effectiveness of some vaccines like typhoid. You should consult your doctor before taking any vaccine.
A: Is the medicine effective against viral infections?
A: This medicine does not treat viral infections and if wrongly taken it may lead to antibiotic resistance.
A: For how long does the effect of this medicine last?
A: The effect usually lasts for about 12 hours and it acts within 3 hours.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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